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A workscape perspective

Harold Jarche

Tweet There are few best practices for the network era workplace, but definitely many next practices to be developed. It is a fluid, holistic, process.

Why the new iPad screen is the future of display

Doc Searls

The iPad display won’t be the last Apple one to break out of the 1080p mold. So it looks like everything is settled, right? 1080p is 16×9.

The Sharing Economy

Luis Suarez

In the recent past you may well remember a couple of blog posts that I put together over here around the subject of the Circular Economy , right?,

Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity

Eide Neurolearning

and decides quiet a lot of information can be gained by this type of superficial processing of large quantities of material. Perhaps it's a trade-off.

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Social business drives workforce development

Harold Jarche

Communities of practice are the bridges between the work being done and diverse social networks, fostering cooperation without hierarchical structure.

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Shifting control

Harold Jarche

Expanding reach to be more global, as the Internet seeps into all aspects of business. Incorporating ways of sharing increasingly complex knowledge.

Kew Gardens adopts Web principles for real-world wayfinding

David Weinberger

In a paper Natasha Waterson and Mike Saunders describe how Kew Botanical Gardens in England are adopting mobile technology to help visitors become “delightfully lost.” It turns out that most Kew visitors have social, emotional, and spiritual, rather than intellectual, motivations during their time here.

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much has been written about the future role of the Chief Information Officer in the last few years. Many opinions have been put forward. All pretty much agree that fundamental changes, already underway, will take place over the next few years in how the IT function is organized and managed. I am very much in the latter camp. IT is now everywhere.

eLearning for Kids

Jay Cross

eLearning for Kids. Khan Academy is popping up everywhere! Everybody’s thinking about how to flip the equation. Brilliant. Just Jay

Hierarchies losing and networks gaining

Harold Jarche

Tweet. Hierarchies losing and networks gaining in a world of hyperconnectivity. complexity

That Something Else Better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I saw this thing from John T. Spencer consisting of the first two columns below, 'Management' and 'Leadership' respectively, and while I get that 'Leadership' is supposed to be something better and to be aspired to, it left me short.

Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?


LEARNING REACHES TO THE CLOUD. The IMS Global Learning Consortium has announced the release latest version of the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Specification – Version 1.1. This is a big change, and a welcome one. At long last, we have entered a new phase in learning technologies that is driven by cloud content and services. LTI 1.1

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

In the meantime, we've asked our development partners at EdgeCase to provide their perspective on the technical side of the process. and James L.

Sharing beyond the classroom and cubicle

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. John Medina” via @chriscognito. Friday's Find

On the challenges of studying suicide

Mind Hacks

Most psychiatric drug trials today—the majority of which are industry sponsored—exclude anyone expressing thoughts of suicide. Togetherness

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An invitation to Sydney (and global) crowdsourcing workshops

Ross Dawson

I hope you can make it! Sydney will be the site of the launch of a global series of crowdsourcing workshops over coming months in Sydney, Amsterdam, Cologne, London, Paris, Brussels, New York, San Francisco and other cities. Below is the announcement of the Sydney workshops. Please pass this on if you think people would be interested! crowdsyd.

What you see animates into what you get

David Weinberger

I spent too much time yesterday debugging a table in the Wikipedia markup language (on a different Wikimedia wiki). This would have come in handy

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the feral creative mind

Harold Jarche

Tweet. ” ~ The Curmudgeon. complexity

Inside The Ailing Brain

Mind Hacks

The Ailing Brain is a fantastic documentary series on the brain and its disorders that’s freely available online. It’s an amazing sight.

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A Method For Determining If A Boss Is Self-Aware (And Listens Well)

Bob Sutton

I was talking with a journalist from Men's Health today about how bosses can become more aware of how they act and are seen by the people they lead, and how so many bosses (like most human-beings) can be clueless of how they come across to others.    The VP denied all this and called his people “thin-skinned wimps.”.

5 Use Cases for Badges in the Enterprise

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Yes, I do believe badging has a place inside the enterprise. 1) Credibility.

My Pick of the Day is back!

Jane Hart

For many years I published a daily post featuring a new tool or article on Jane’s Pick of the Day blog. Social learning

The hidden history of lobotomy’s non-inventor

Mind Hacks

Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2012;46(1):96-103. Lass P, S?awek awek J, Sitek E. He was a versatile humanist and a writer, even a gambling expert.

2 signs to help you make a choice

Dan Pink

Our mail bag of emotionally intelligent signage this month shows the many ways businesses are deploying signs to influence people’s choices.

Let's Get Our Meta On! Conversations about Conversations and a Soylent Green mention!

Mark Oehlert

. FAIR WARNING: The video embedded here is safe for work but does contain a good bit of me talking. Please proceed with caution!

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Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning

Beth Kanter

Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning – Guest Post by Noah Flower. The model has a natural appeal. It’s a form of network building.

Wishful resilience

Mind Hacks

If you’re interested in the effects and treatment of psychological trauma, it’s always worth keeping tabs on what the military are doing.

Themes of the day: Consumerization of IT, Crowdsourcing for small business, Crowdsourcing in PR

Ross Dawson

These are frantically busy days, which is squeezing my ability to blog and capture some of the fascinating stuff flying by. In coming months I think I’ll try to do more ‘mini-blogging’, just capturing quick thoughts and impressions rather than writing up every interesting speaking engagement or media appearance I do.

Where’s Your Electronic Learning Record?

Jay Cross

Everyone should be so lucky as to find a medical doctor as good as mine. I have every confidence in his advice. He makes house calls. A waste?

5 Use Cases for Badges in the Enterprise

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I do believe badging has a place inside the enterprise. How can badges play an effective role inside an organization? 1) Credibility. 5) Career.

A bipolar expedition

Mind Hacks

During the day he sleeps badly, gets up for dinner looking bad, husky; mutters sitting on his bunk in the dark afterward.”. Remembering Togetherness


[misc] Thesaurus of metaphors

David Weinberger

Or maybe it’s a dictionary. Or an encyclopedia. In any case, The Mind is a Metaphor you can look up metaphors by keyword and facet the results by date, genre, nationality, gender, etc. Note that these are facets of the speaker, not of the metaphor


Funding Services AND Advocacy: The Smart Choice for Grantmakers

Beth Kanter

The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. Are we turning a corner in philanthropy? Conference

Friday Fun: Eat, Drink and Be Creative

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It turns out we all should be having vodka cranberries at work. In the March 2012 issue of Consciousness and Cognition , Professors Andrew Jarosz, Gregory Colflesh and Jennifer Wiley proved that alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving. Thanks for reading.